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  1. #1
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    IPTV Simple Client Stream crashing (CCurlFile Timeout was reached)


    New to Kodi 17 but I am having an issue watching live TV using IPTV Simple Client.

    I can watch a stream Live TV for anywhere between 5-50 minutes before the stream freezes completely, displays the buffering logo (stuck on the number 0) for about 2 minutes then cuts out of the stream and returns to the menu. I can then open the Live TV stream straight away and it will play perfectly until it cuts off again.

    My setup is Kodi 17 on a laptop running Ubuntu with 3GB of RAM.

    What I have tried so far:
    - Switching to Google DNS
    - Disabling VDAPU and VAAPI from Video settings within Kodi.
    - Allow hardware acceleration - VDAPU (I disabled this).
    - Allow hardware acceleration - VAAPI (I disabled this).
    - I have tried a number of different settings in my advancedsettings.xml file. Currently it looks like this:


    I know/think this has something to do with my internet connection. When I connect the laptop to my phone hotspot I do not have this problem and the stream doesn't cut out. My home broadband (which leads to the freeze) has speeds varying between 7-30 mb. The annoying thing is the stream never lags, it just reaches a point and crashes.

    Here is a log which includes when the problem happened:

    From what I can tell the error causing the stream to freeze is:

    CCurlFile::FillBuffer - Failed: Timeout was reached(28)
    WARNING: CCurlFile::FillBuffer - Reconnect, (re)try 1
    ERROR: CCurlFile::FillBuffer - Failed: HTTP returned error 401
    DEBUG: CFileCache::Process - Source read returned a fatal error! Will wait for buffer to empty.

    Any help or ideas on how I might overcome this would be great. I am completely out of ideas at the moment..

  2. #2
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    I have been having the same problem with kodi 17.3 with live tv. I then downloaded (SPMC 16.6-0) and have not had any issues with cutting out wild watching live tv.��

  3. #3
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    you can confirm if it's your internet connection by installing VLC media player it should be available in your ubuntu software center. next right click on your downloaded playlist and click on "open with" and then select VLC.

  4. #4
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    I've got the EXACT same issue. With 17.3. I'm using Couch Potato and have the exact same symptoms. I'm on Windows with fios gigabit so I don't think its a lack of bandwith. My kodi usually shows the 0, then freezes, then I get not responding not responding and I need to kill it from the task manager.



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